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…Macworld is great for bingo?

Macworld Keynote Bingo

If a drinking game isn’t the way you want to celebrate the “just the beginning” keynote announcement, try some simpler fun with the Macworld Bingo board. Some of the descriptions are a little confusing, so half the fun is trying to figure out if something has actually happened, but it should be a great way to check out the announcements. One more thing, bonus points to anyone who yells out Bingo! during the actual Macworld keynote. I’d do it myself if only I had the opportunity. I think it’d definitely be worth the swift kick out of Mac Meca.

  • Mac Pro Octo – A Mac Pro model with eight cores (in any number of physical chips).
  • Leopard release date – The exact day that Mac OS X Leopard will be released.
  • Virtualization in Leopard – Any virtualization features built into Leopard. This includes the ability to run any other foreign OS within Leopard, including earlier versions of Mac OS.
  • New video iPod – Any new iPod that can play video, excluding storage bumps of existing video iPods.
  • New look in Leopard – Mac OS X Leopard includes significant changes to the look of the standards elements of the UI (windows, buttons, scroll-bars, etc.)
  • MacBook Thin – A new laptop with a screen smaller than any existing MacBook or MacBook Pro.
  • iPhone – Any new non-desktop/laptop Apple hardware product that can make phone calls. (VoIP counts.)
  • New MacBook Pro – Any new MacBook Pro model, including speed or storage bumps.
  • “One more thing…” – When Steve Jobs says there’s “one more thing.” A slide containing the phrase is also acceptable, even if Jobs does not actually say it.
  • Hardware product not presented by Jobs – A major new hardware product is presented by someone other than Steve Jobs.
  • New desktop Mac (not Mac Pro) – A new desktop Mac product that is not a Mac Pro. (New iMacs count.)
  • iPods with cameras – Any iPod with a camera in it or attached to it. (An “iPod Phone” counts if “iPod” is in the name.)
  • No iPhone – A new non-desktop/laptop Apple hardware product that can make phone calls is not announced.
  • ZFS mentioned – ZFS is mentioned by a presenter. Text on a slide does not count. The presenter must say it.
  • iTV named – The product previously discussed as “iTV” is officially named (even if the official name is “iTV”).
  • New displays with cameras – New Apple displays with built-in or otherwise attached cameras.
  • Illuminous – The word “illuminous” is spoken or appears on any slide.
  • “Otomatic” – When Steve Jobs says any derivative of the word “automatic”, which he pronounces in his own odd way with ah “oh” sound at the start of the word.
  • iTV does HD – The device known as iTV supports HDTV resolution (480p does not count).
  • iPhoto performance touted – The speed of iPhoto when dealing with large numbers of photos is touted.
  • “Boom” – When Steve Jobs says the word “boom” while demonstrating something.
  • New app added to iWork – A new application is added to Pages and Keynote in the iWork bundle.
  • Leopard != $129 – Mac OS X Leopard single-user price is not $129.
  • Universal Adobe or MS Office demo – Any demonstration of a Universal binary build of any Adobe product or any part of Microsoft Office. I’ll accept something less than a full-blown demo (e.g., just some screenshots or a marketing spiel) if you need this square to win, but it has to be delivered by an Adobe or Microsoft representative.

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…Apple is moving to the Core 2 Duo?

MacBook Pro

Apple has finally jumped on the Core 2 Duo (redundancy anyone?) bandwagon by upgrading their MacBook Pros, giving them a looks good on paper 39% speed increase. Besides the jump in processing, all models now include a FireWire 800 port (which should have been included from the beginning but Apple does strange things sometimes), support for up to 3GB of memory (nice), storage capacities of up to 200GB (very nice), and all Pros now come standard with a double-layer SuperDrive (double nice). Plus, if you’re not one of those people who have to have the latest and greatest, you can save 22%-37% on yesterday’s top of the line. Apple Certified Refurbished Systems come with free shipping and the same warranty as a brand new piece of hardware, plus, at least one bug has already been worked out of the system, so you’ll hopefully have a few less problems with your new wonder machine. If you’ve been holding out on that upgrade, now may be the time to jump in Apple’s wagon.

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